is a daikaiju
monster which first appeared as the title character in Toho
's 1956 film ''Rodan (film)|Rodan
''. Though the character started off in its own stand-alone film, Rodan was later featured in the Godzilla (franchise)|Godzilla franchise
listed Rodan as #6 on their "Top 10 Japanese Movie Monsters" list,
while ''Complex (magazine)|Complex
'' listed the character as #15 on its "The 15 Most Badass Kaiju Monsters of All Time" list.
[Josh Robertson, [http://uk.complex.com/pop-culture/2014/05/most-badass-kaiju-monsters-of-all-time/ "The 15 Most Badass Kaiju Monsters of All Time"], ''Complex (magazine)|Complex'' (May 18, 2014)]